BPGC Seniors matches vs Stoke Rochford – Home and Away
The Seniors played in the last 2 matches of the 2018 season, home and away against Stoke Rochford.
The away match was played on Wednesday, September 26th. The Belton Seniors were welcomed with a hearty breakfast rather than an after-match meal.
The Stoke Rochford course is hilly and tricky if you don’t know it! The Stoke Rochford home team proved too strong for Belton Park on the day and had a convincing win - 6½ to 1½.
On Tuesday, October 2nd the return match was held at Belton Park on a fine but windy autumn day. This was a very tight match with 4 out of the 8 matches being halved. The result was an honourable 4-4 draw.
This was the last match of the 2018 season.
Ladies - Macmillan Day, September 25th
On Tuesday, September 25th The Macmillan Day, which is a drawn Better Ball Stableford, was played in fair conditions.
A total of £189.50 was raised on the day, all the proceeds will go to Macmillan and cakes donated by the ladies were enjoyed at the halfway hut with a drink on the way round. BPGC professional, Sarah Walton kindly played the first ball off the tee for a donation to the charity. The results were as follows;
1st - Julie Hamer and Sylvia Little with 40 points
2nd - Irene Cogger and Ina Wood with 39 points OCB
3rd - Veronica Rose and Pam Mackey also with 39 points
Ladies Brooches, September 11th
On Tuesday, September 11th the Ladies played for the Brooches in fair weather. The Ladies Brooches is a drawn Greensome Stableford competition. The results were;
1st with 37 points - Paula Marshall and Sue Addis
2nd with 35 points - Grace Hale and Denise Adam
3rd with 34 points - Julie Hamer and Josie Short.
Belton Park Golf Club commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force
Belton Park Golf Club has a long association with the Royal Air Force and many ex-RAF members. It was fitting therefore that the Club commemorated the centenary of the Royal Air Force with a formal dinner on traditional Mess lines, also attended by serving personnel from RAF Cranwell.
Guest of honour at the event was Second World War RAF veteran and oldest Belton Park member Harry King who is 96.
The Captain of Belton Park opened proceedings by presenting a £1000 cheque to Royal Air Force Association representative Don Hiller.
In his toast to the Royal Air Force following the meal, Belton Park President David Harris outlined the many connections between the Club and the RAF, including the five trophies presented by the RAF and played for each year.
Earlier in the day golfers from all over the East Midlands had competed for the Battle of Britain Cup, won by Belton Park members Glenn Carpenter and Dean Scott, the former appropriately having served in the RAF. The smart uniforms of cadets from Grantham’s 47(F) Squadron turned Belton Park into an RAF station for the day, raising the RAF ensign over proceedings and lowering it at a formal parade to close the event.
Pictured at the cheque presentation are President David Harris, Don Hiller, Harry King and Captain Colin Mason.
Seniors - John Cowe Cup and Ian Lindsey Trophy
On Tuesday September 11th the Seniors played in the combined John Cowe Cup and the Ian Lindsey Trophy. The 2-part event is a medal competition with the best gross score winning the John Cowe Cup and the best net score over both competitions winning the Ian Lindsey Trophy.
In dreadful conditions with heavy rain, Tim Stubbs was the winner of the John Cowe Cup medal competition with a brilliant round by our lowest handicap player in the Seniors section scoring a gross 71, net 66.
Also presented on the same day was the Ian Lindsey Trophy for the best player over two medal competitions and this was won by Bill Brogan, beating the Seniors Captain Howard Lockwood by 3 shots.
Ladies – Queen Elizabeth Cup - September 11th
On Tuesday, September 11th Belton Park Ladies played for the Queen Elizabeth Cup. The competition was played in weather consisting of two halves, with rain all morning and the second half being played in much better drier conditions. Well done to all who played in the differing weather!
Jools Taylor won the cup with a stableford score of 41 points and received a handicap reduction from 20 to 17.7.
Annette Fordham came in second with a score of 39 points and received a handicap reduction from15 to 13.1 and third with 34 points was Veronica Rose.